Accreditation

Standards update: Answering your questions on restraints and more

Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, August 1, 2009

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Q. Can you please tell us what makes a restraints trainer competent?

BP: It is your judgment. They have to have sufficient experience. If you read the CMS requirements, there is more guidance in the interpretive guidelines than what you find in the Joint Commission standards. There is no certification that is needed; it is internal judgment. And the internal judgment can be based on experience and knowledge.

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